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About Us

We're passionate about creating inspiring learning that has a lasting impact.

Who we are and what we do

Originally named Home Learning College, we've been delivering engaging learning programmes since 1990. Before experiencing the dotcom revolution, we were spreading the word by knocking on doors. While much has changed since then, what remains the same is our passion for providing learning that works.

Over 20 years we've evolved from a traditional distance learning provider delivering textbooks through the post, to a global EdTech company that's reinventing online learning. That's when we became Avado.

Offering both online and face-to-face learning, we allow anyone, anywhere to get qualified and further their career.

We've combined the experience of Home Learning College with a passion for tech to become the go-to education provider for individuals and businesses.

Avado is part of Blenheim Chalcot, the UK’s leading venture builder. Founded in 1998, Blenheim Chalcot specialises in building digital businesses that transform industries.

Our partners
  • The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

    The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the leading professional accrediting body for Human Resources and Learning. CIPD Enterprises have chosen to exclusively partner with AVADO to provide their online HR and L&D qualifications; our content is unique and developed with CIPD's experts.

  • Developed with Google in partnership with AVADO

    Squared Online is the digital marketing leadership course developed with Google, brought to you by AVADO. Delivering a unique learning experience to its global 8,000+ students in over 2,000 companies, Squared Online is taught online through AVADO's Virtual Learning Campus.

  • The Association of Accounting Technicians

    The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is the world's leading professional body for accounting. With around 140,000 members worldwide. The world-renowned AAT qualification is respected by employers and known for its high standard of professionalism.

Arch Apprentices

In 2018 AVADO joined forces with Arch Apprentices, a Grade 1 Ofsted 'Outstanding' apprenticeship provider. Both part of Blenheim Chalcot's portfolio, the businesses were combined to elevate their offerings for individuals and businesses.

Now Arch's marketing, HR and finance apprentices gain an industry qualification through AVADO's Virtual Learning Campus and AVADO's clients can utilise their Apprenticeship Levy funds on Arch's 'outstanding' programmes. 

We're award-winning

We're proud to deliver award-winning learning for individuals that make significant business impact. From our Virtual Learning Campus to our tutors, we've been recognised as an outstanding education provider. 

Previous awards we've won

Success stories

Changed my life!

Studying my AAT qualification with AVADO changed my life. Learning online means I can study whenever suits me and the online community means you don’t feel like you are on your own
Thomas Brinsley AAT Level 3 student

Relevant course content

I'm finding the course content very relevant to what an L&D professional has to know, not only for managing L&D but also looking at capabilities that will be required to be fit for business.
Sophie van den Brand CIPD L&D Level 5 student

An instant career change

Unlike university, an apprenticeship allowed me to have a career change almost instantly, gaining and applying knowledge in a new industry through hands-on experience
Mila Myslov Data Analyst Apprentice

Up-skilling yourself

Being out of education for 13 years, this [the apprenticeship] is just what I needed to gain the confidence that I can actually do it and to push further
Chetna Kerai HR Consultant Apprentice
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